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HOrT COCO: UC Master Gardener Program-Contra Costa-Blog

  • Moles and Grubs in Your Lawn

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Home Gardener's Request:  Thank you for calling the UC Master Gardener Program Help Desk...

  • Lepechinia hastata? (flower)
    Lepechinia In Your Garden?

    Advice for the Home Gardener from theHelp Desk of the UC Master Gardeners Program of Contra Costa County Master Gardeners' Help Desk Request:  I recently moved into a home in Clayton and...

  • <c>New growth on 3+ year old <br>artichoke plant</c>
    Growing Artichokes?

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the MGCC's Help DeskGardener's Request:  Hi Master Gardeners!:  I'm into my third year with my artichoke crowns, and generally they seem to be...

  • Bed Bugs <br> life cycle stages<br> btm rt @bar = 5mm<br>
    Bed Bugs Winning?

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program in Contra Costa County Updated Situation:  Bed bug encounters are on the rise in California. In response, the...

  • Need Help to Remove Ants & Aphids from New Raised Vegetable Bed!!

    Help for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of  theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County  Gardener's Request:  Thank you for contacting the UC Master Gardener...

  • Plum Gall
    Got a Plum Gall on your Fruit Tree?

    Client's Request:  I'm a trapper in the Ag Department. We have been looking for plum bud gall mites in the county.  I recently came across this plum tree with a huge growth or gall, it's 8"...

  • California Angle-wing Katydid - Adult<br><i>(Microcentrum californicum)<i>
    Katydid Problem in Your Garden?

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Gardener's request:  I've just caught and identified what looks like a California...

  • 3 line cockroach<br>about 1/4
    Another Cockroach Moves Into the Neighborhood

    Advice for Home Gardeners from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Home Gardener's Request: I found 2 of these little beetle like bugs about 1/4-inch long in...

  • Sudden Oak Death Disease (SOD) Still Here

    Advice for the Home Gardener from theHelp Desk of the UC Master Gardener Programof Contra Costa CountyGardener's Request:  We just moved into a 30-year-old house in the East Bay hills, and we...

  • post pruning
    When to Remove Garden Monterey Pines

    Advice from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Programfor Contra Costa CountyWhen to Remove Garden Monterey Pines Client's Request:I live in El Sobrante near the San Pablo Reservoir. On...